Screening – For Sama

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Thursday October 10th

Screening
For Sama

Directed by Waad al-Kateab and Edward Watts

PRODUCED BY CHANNEL 4 NEWS/ITN PRODUCTIONS FOR CHANNEL 4 AND FRONTLINE PBS

FOR SAMA is both an intimate and epic journey into the female experience of war. A love letter from a young mother to her daughter, the film tells the story of Waad al-Kateab’s life through five years of the uprising in Aleppo, Syria as she falls in love, gets married and gives birth to Sama, all while cataclysmic conflict rises around her.
Her camera captures incredible stories of loss, laughter and survival as Waad wrestles with an impossible choice– whether or not to flee the city to protect her daughter’s life, when leaving means abandoning the struggle for freedom for which she has already sacrificed so much.
The film is the first feature documentary by Emmy award-winning filmmakers, Waad al-Kateab and Edward Watts.

Waad al-Kateab won the Bayeux Calvados-Normandy ward in television category in 2017 and the Normandy High School Students Prize for his report on “the last hospital in Aleppo held by the rebels”. FOR SAMA was awarded the Prix L’Œil d’Or for Best Documentary at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival.

The screening will be followed by a question-and-answer session with Cécile Hennion, author of Le fil de nos vies brisées

Duration: 95 min.

 


Pavillon
Place Gauquelin-Despallières
Doors open at 8 pm

Free Admission

October 10 @ 21:00

21:00

– 23:30

(2h 30′)

Pavillon